2023 Beginning Teacher Conference registrations now open
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Registrations now open for 2023 Beginning Teacher Conference series in Victoria

by Freya Lucas

April 14, 2023
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Registrations are now open for the 2023 Beginning Teacher Conference series, beginning Thursday 1 June 2023. The free conference series is focused on preparing and inspiring new teaching professionals at the beginning of their careers in early childhood education.


During the conference series early childhood teachers will be supported to seek solutions to the issues that are most relevant to their day-to-day work and support them in applying theory in their teaching practice.


The conference format has been updated in 2023 to include workshops to support small-group discussions on practice and pedagogy, and will be available both online and in person, at the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership in the Melbourne CBD.


Conference dates are as follows:


  • Thursday 1 June 2023 (online): 9 am to 3 pm.
  • Friday 23 June 2023 (in person): 9 am to 3 pm
  • Friday 25 August 2023 (online): 9 am to 3 pm
  • Wednesday 25 October 2023 (in person): 9 am to 3 pm.


Teachers who are interested in registering for the conference should visit the dedicated website to register for the session or sessions they are interested in.


Along with sessions for new teachers, the Department is offering end-to-end career supports for established early childhood teachers to underpin the continued development of high-quality practice aligned to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.


The supports are tailored to assist educators who are upskilling and leading a kindergarten program under ‘funding by exception’ or transitional funding arrangements. Those who are interested should visit the program website to access supports, including:


  • individualised coaching to support the development of practice for early childhood teachers and eligible educators in their first year of practice
  • Communities of Practice for teachers and educators in their second to fifth years of practice
  • an Alumni Network to help coaching and/or Communities of Practice participants stay connected and share their professional growth and expertise.


For further information, refer to Beginning Teacher Conferences and the End-to-end career supports website.

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